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Online history lecture: Brenton Hamilton
Discovering The West
American Photographers of 1870
Tuesday, January 19, 2:30-4:00pm
$25  /  Limit 60

Purchase your spot below before 5:00pm, Monday, January 18.
We will meet through Zoom conferencing and a URL will be sent to those who register the evening before.

Brenton will present an illustrated lecture of the great American photographers who photographed West of the Mississippi in post civil war America. In California, Timothy O’Sullivan, William Henry Jackson, and Carlton Watkins all presented this terra incognita in new ways and new visions. This work established a new kind of document and a new kind of photographic art. Also, this work led to the establishment of the national parks. Don’t miss this exciting lecture!

Brenton Hamilton is an historian and renowned educator and also a working artist who’s especially dedicated to using 19th century photographic methods in experimental ways. He has devoted his career to the history and practice of cyanotype, gum bichromate and platinum as base materials for his personal work. In addition to his practice, Brenton is an educator at Maine Media Workshops and has taught there for nearly 30 years. Brenton’s work has been exhibited internationally and is held in many public and private collections. His monograph, A Blue Idyll, was published this fall by Schilt Publishing. To see more of Brenton’s personal work or to order a signed copy of his book, please visit his website >

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